If you or somebody you know can’t stop obsessing over Animal Crossing, Mario Kart and more video games, you probably have a Nintendo Switch on your wishlist.
The Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017 as a video game console that could be both used as a home console and a portable device thanks to its removable tablet that can either be taken on the go or connected to TV screens at home. The consoles also come with Joy-Con controllers (sort of like the new version of a Wii Remote) that can feature standard video game buttons and directional analog sticks, as well as motion-sensing technology for versatile gameplay. Since its launch, the Nintendo Switch has become one of Nintendo’s best-selling consoles of all time, with more than 92 million units sold.
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So what are the best Nintendo Switch deals of 2022? Well, interestingly enough, they’re bundled ones. If you want the best bang for your buck when you’re looking to purchase this gaming system, you can’t do better than a bundle. This way, you get the actual device along with accessories like protective cases, games and more.
Where do you find these Nintendo Switch bundles? At QVC, of all places. The retailer has so many Nintendo Switch offerings, that it’s hard to keep track of. And, since they aren’t necessarily known as an electronics hub, you won’t have to deal with as many sold-out models here. What’s more, QVC also offers flex spending, so you can choose a payment plan that fits within your budget. This way, you can pay in increments of around $100 rather than one straight-up $600 bill.
Of course, if you’re only in the market for the console alone, there are also plenty of exciting offers from typical retailers like Best Buy, Target and more to consider. Read on for how to score Nintendo Switch consoles and games for Super Mario-level cheap this holiday season.
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QVC’s sale on the Nintendo Switch and Animal Crossing: New Horizons bundle will save you $27 off from the original price of $477.96. While the amount still seems like a lot, the bundle includes a lot that makes it a good deal. Included in the bundle is the Nintendo Switch console with an Animal Crossing-themed dock featuring Tom Nook and his sons, Timmy and Tommy, on an island with a flag. The game also includes two Animal Crossing-colored, pastel green and blue Joy-Con controllers. There’s also a protective case for the Switch itself with a tempered glass screen protector to keep your purchase looking brand new longer. And, last but not least, the bundle includes a full game copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, one of Nintendo’s most popular games that became a best seller for the company in 2020 due to, well, you know.
If you’re in the market for a more portable option, you really can’t go wrong with a Nintendo Switch Lite. This Lite model offers all the bells and whistles of the traditional Nintendo Switch, only this time, it’s made for the handheld experience in mind with fully integrated controls and a built-in control pad.
While the Nintendo Switch Lite typically retails for $199.99, Best Buy is currently knocking 25 percent off its Turquoise refurbished models and 14 percent off the Coral colorway. These consoles are painstakingly inspected by Best Buy’s Geek Squad, so you can rest easy knowing your device will work just as well one that would run you the full price.
In 2021, Nintendo introduced the newest member of the Nintendo Switch family: the Nintendo Switch OLED. This model features a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen, which elevates the gaming experience to include vivid colors and sharp contrast. Not to mention, this model comes with an adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port for TV mode and enhanced audio in Handheld and Tabletop modes using the system’s built-in speakers.
Best Buy is currently offering a sale on Nintendo’s newest offering, pricing their refurbished models at $329.99 and allowing for a savings of $20 off the original price. Best Buy’s Geek Squad inspects every model before it lands in your home, ensuring that you’ve got the best version possible on your hands.
If you’re looking to buy a Nintendo Switch bundle that the whole family can enjoy, this new Sports Game bundle is a more-than-safe bet. It comes with all of the fixins—the console, controllers, HDMI cable, AC adapter and protective case—along with a sports accessories kit, two tennis rackets, swivel grips, boost pak and a leg strap to kick the ball in a virtual game of soccer.
As if that wasn’t enough, this bundle even comes with an extra voucher to use and buy games with. Considering the original price of this Nintendo Switch bundle runs for $726, this $599.98 deal is a legit money-saver.
Enter the world of Pikachu, Charizard and Squirtle with this Nintendo Switch Pokémon bundle. It includes the revamped Diamond game as well as the essentials—wireless controllers, charging cables, a screen protector and game caddy—plus a voucher that can be used to redeem more Nintendo games. Just in time for Memorial Day, QVC is even offering a free gift of Nintendo Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. through May 31, 2022, when you purchase this Nintendo Switch OLED product, while supplies last. Retailing for under $600, this bundle is one that we’d surely choose.
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